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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:50 pm 
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Ok i do not love them that much any longer as the plastic on my left pedal broke today :p
I do not know why or if it is a common problem. Just wrote to the company and will see what happens. Luckyly the part is not to complicated and i´ll make my own so i can use my bike. But hope to get some new parts from Ultralite later on.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:09 pm 
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Well, as a general rule, ultra light is not always ultra durable. All the more so for a weight-bearing part if the rider is heavy (for example, over 90 kg, as Fuchspk admits to be) and/or strong.

You want durable? Get Dura Ace.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:17 pm 
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Yeah that is for sure for some ultra light parts, but not all of them are bad and can hold as long as DA and somebody has to test this to see how far you can go. Otherwise we all would cycle around with DA and there would not be any weighweenie or so ;)
Of course i´m a bit heavy for the titanium pedals but the steel pedals from Ultralite use the same plastic part and they are ok for up to 300lbs - so there should not be that problem with this.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:57 am 
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Fuchspk wrote:
Ok i do not love them that much any longer as the plastic on my left pedal broke today :p


So... the plastic part (that your cleat attaches to) rotates on a metal shaft... and the in-board piece (with the spring inside) rubs against your cleat... or doe sit rotate along with the cleat?

At any rate that plastic part will wear pretty quickly if you get any dirt in there.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:16 pm 
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I'd love to hear any more experiences people have had on these.

Fuchspk, Did Ultralight replace your broken piece and what did they say?


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Fuchspk, i am looking into this pedal as well. Any updates from the company?


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The slight performance gains from light weight parts that are cancelled out due to bushing drag don't make any sense to me. Part longevity is another topic.


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